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, i hereby appoint the honorable tom udall, a senator from the state of new mexico, to perform the duties of the chair. signed: daniel k. inouye, president pro tempore. mr. reid: mr. president? the presiding officer: the majority leader. mr. reid: following leader remarks the senate will be in a period of morning business until 11:30 this morning. republicans will control the first 30 minutes, majority controlling the second 30 minutes. following morning business we'll resume consideration of s. 3637. the filing deadline for second-degree amendments to that legislation is 10:30 today. at noon there will be up to two roll call votes, first on the motion to waive the budget act if a point of order is raised. if the motion is successful there will be a second roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the bill. i'm confident there will be additional votes this afternoon on judicial nominations. we'll keep everyone advised as to the time. mr. president, a poll this morning in the "wall street journal" which case it was -- which indicates it was done by the "wall street journ
-old from new mexico who was brutally assaulted, raped and murdered in 2003. police were able to extract the d.n.a. profile of her killer from underneath katie's fingernails. but they got no match in the offender database. when they finally did get a hit on the attacker's d.n.a. three years later they discovered that the murderer had been arrested repeatedly after 2003. but because he was never convicted, he was not required to submit a d.n.a. sample for the database. had the mexico -- had new mexico required arrestees to submit a d.n.a. sample, katie's killer would have been apprehended and taken off the street years earlier. katie's law applies in new mexico and now 24 states across the country have learned arrestee testing works. this bill would create a new category of grants for states that collect d.n.a. from arrestees for certain felonies, by joining the 25 states plus the federal government that already collect d.n.a. from arrestees, additional state participation will make the national d.n.a. index system more effective and help us solve violent crimes. it does so without author
are recent arrivals, not necessarily for a-porn, but having migrated from california to new mexico because the drop of jobs opportunity if the past decade or so. that is not unlike the white population, too. it is very hard to find needed arizonans. a lot of people there are transplants from elsewhere. that explained a lot as to why the latino voters are still the sleeping giant in arizona. we saw them surging into mexico and colorado and nevada, but in arizona this year still asleep, and some people ask why, in part, because they're not established the roots. what percentage of the population, give us a sense of the percentage of the population, the growth rate, the expansion. >> in arizona, approximately one-third of the population are hispanic background. but when we take into consideration the qualifications to be able to vote, the voting age population, only 25 percent that are eligible to vote, or in terms of being over 18. of the population, one-third are disqualified from participating in elections because of their citizenship status. that twiddles the number down dramatically. onl
races. we won to races that the press did not expect us to win. we won in new mexico with maggie hassan. we won in montana with steve bullock. he was a real leader, a real job creator, he is going to do great things in montana. we won in washington state with jay insl e! news who has been focused on economic development. we won there in a tight race. we come into this with a temperaturic organization that is well organized and can win even when we have have less friends than our other side. having said that, in 2014, we're looking a huge number of races. there are 34 races. so 2014 is going to be a huge year. . we have an exintruder candidate. he started his own business when he was 14 years old. now running against a right-wing tea party candidate attorney general there who literally said when asked do you align yourself with the tea party, he said i don't just align myself with the tea party i am a tea party groupie. it was rejected and we have high hopes for terry in virginia and we're going to help him. in new jersey it is no question that governor christie is popular. there are a l
mexico. we're going to california and texas and new york. we're going to south dakota and oregon and washington and michigan, and then we're going to washington, d.c. to take back the white house! yeah! >> it was the scream that defined howard dean's ill-fated candidacy. intense to borderline manic. research conducted for a group called media cultured society shows it was his microphone because it only picked up his remarks for tv, not the crowd's boisterous cheering around him. a video camera picked up the crowd noise overpowering him. i think i speak for howard dean when i say, so now you tell me. >>> up next, not only does president obama have math on his side, he's got the polls too. he's taking his fiscal cliff case on the road. you're watching "hardball," the place for politics. >>> just to be clear, i'm not going to sign any package that somehow prevents the top rate from going up for folks at the top 2%, but i do remain optimistic that we can get something done that is good for families like this one and that is good for the american economy. >> welcome back to "hardball.
, the complete first warning weather forecast is coming up. >>> a new mexico teacher is on leave today, after allegedly dragging a 6-year-old student down a hallway. the teacher claims the boy was being uncooperative, and she was not trying to hurt him. police did not identify the teacher because she has not been criminally charged. and the child's family is noz not pressing charges. >>> a hiker hangs on for dear life, after being stranded on a cliff in california. the 25-year-old college student was hanging on for dear life, after hanging onto vegetation for nearly an hour. she said she was on a routine hike when she ended up on an unfamiliar trail. she said the path began to crumble under her feet. she screamed and a friend called for help. >>> well, earth has been called a blue marble, ever since that famous picture was snapped by famous astronauts standing on the moon. alex demetrick reports, new imagery from nasa has now given our home a new nickname. the black marble. >> reporter: up until now, the best views from earth took days to see. not anymore.
of great values. next we have american.e we have one from new mexico, so sparkling wine can be made from anywhere in the world. we have california, these are 14 to 15, $16.$1 >> okay. >> and we have the most popular sparkling bind right now in then -- wine right now. this is the grape from italy, light, it's festive, it's great for mimosa is iss. and then we have the true french sham pains, we have the high end don periogne. anywhere from 30 up to $150 a bottle, depending on what you want to do.. >> if you're doing this, is there any, should you go red, white? what should you do? how should you know what kindsat of champagne. >> first, last classify what dic let's classify what layou want o spend. then we go to your budget.d and it fits everybody's palate and budget. what if you are a non-champagne guy? >> i'm going to put you to the test. let's do a blind testing. >> and i'm blind when it comesco for this. >> tell me which one you look,. >> i don't know anything, i't don't know what i'm doing. tastes like sprite. just kidding. >> this one? okay. >> i want you to tell me what you like. o
, there's new mexico governor susanna martinez, louisiana governor bobby jindal, south carolina governor nicki hailey and brian sandoval. two of the contenders intersect with the contingent of women would-be nominees. along with minnesota congressman michele bachmann. she isn't the only do over on the list. she's joined by fellow pennsylvania senator rick santorum and texas governor rick perry. texas congressman ron paul for once isn't on the list. but his son, senator rand paul, is creating a category with jeb bush that we're going to call relatively speaking. then there are the guys weighing a presidential run who let's say say national name recognition isn't a strong point. john thune and indiana governor-elect mike pence may not win national popularity contests at least this year, but both have been hailed for their leadership potential. as shining stars in the gop. they may have to compete for the party faithful, but those accustomed to a certain level of national fame, if not infamy. those like new jersey governor chris christie. perhaps, the only contender to have actually hugged
, a convicted killer, currently serving two life sentences in a new mexico prison for killing a 15-year-old girl, came up with an elaborate and grisly plot to murder four people, including bieber, whose referenced as victim three, in this arrest affidavit. mr. martin stated victim three has a measure of fame. and that he had become infatuated with victim three. this infatuation was exemplified by a tattoo on his leg. so, why would he want to kill bieber? martin had written to bieber several times. and victim three never returned in kind. this slight made mr. martin upset. >> with these people who may be obsessed with a celebrity, try to communicate with them -- ♪ do me like you do >> -- they may have a very specific reaction, depending on whether they get a response and what that response is. >> reporter: according to police, martin enlisted two would-be hit men. one, a fellow inmate about to be paroled named mark staake. and the other, staake's nephew, 21-year-old tanner ruane. police say that martin instructed staake and his nephew to kill two people in vermont with a paisley tie. martin's c
's shocking and, again, like i have lived in new york and california most of my life. i was raised in new mexico and certainly a lot of people there still do feel that way and i do forget there are so many parts of our nation that feel that way and i think a lot of it is really lack of knowledge. >> something extraordinary happened on tuesday as voters in colorado and washington state said yes to legalizing marijuana for recreational use. it's a stunning move. >> when you last did an interview with this show, larry king was the host. >> yeah. >> and you admitted to him halfway through that you were actually high at the time, you had infused yourself of some marijuana. so i've got to ask you the question, have you come similarly infused today? >> what's today? >> it can be any day you like. >> did you wake up this morning and have a quick, you know? >> i probably did, i probably did, if i remember. you know, that short term stuff. >> do you take a lot of it? >> i think some people have more tolerance, you know, for smoking pot than others and i know people that can take one hit and just go
workers doing those kinds of jobs to be the best they can be. >> host: farmington, new mexico, republican caller. >> caller: this is smitty from farmington, new mexico. what a wonderful time. miss sawhill your information is sew outdated it is incredible. if you want to know how much we waste, a guy up in the northwest, won a lottery, took home $800,000 cash and went down to his local food stamp office, told him that he won the money. they said he still qualified for food stamps. these people are nuts. the federal government probably has a minimum, very minimum, i've worked for government and i worked in the utility inindustry which is almost the same as working for government, at least 40% overpaid, at least, too many people working. at least 40% more people than they need to do the job. it actually incredible. when people say they're cutting budget. they're not cutting darn thing. they're cutting growth in government. congress doesn't vote themselves raises anymore. they get automatic raise unless somebody has the gonads saying wait a minute we don't need to have a raise this year. thin
this committee, the senator from new mexico and the senator from virginia. our first secretary of the treasury, alexander hamilton, observe energy is a leading character in good government. the president must lead in a divided government and must not advocate his or her -- not abdicate hor or her responsibility. president obama has the responsibility to propose a real bipartisan plan to avert the fiscal cliff that can pass both the house and the senate. withdrawing from the recommendations of the simpson- from thewing recommendations of the simpson- bowles commission, the president could propose a plan that would not only avert the so-called fiscal cliff, but also help us avert the fiscal abyss. if president obama were to offer such a plan, republicans would act favorably. going over the cliff is unnecessary. as it has been observed in "the wall street journal," the president is boxing in the republicans. he is offering them a deal they cannot accept. first, the president has repeatedly called for a balanced solution involving both revenue and less spending. what is obvious to the most casual
that was looking at suspiciously large movements of money between new york and mexico. as they moved through that, they kept looking and kept opening doors and frankly in finding new problems. for example, at one point they realized that the bank branch in mexico had a location in the cayman islands where there on paper $2.1 billion worth of accounts for tens thousands of customers. that branch had no staff and had no office. and no one knew really who that money belonged to. >> woodruff: and the culpability inside h.s.b.c., devlin barrett, is it known who knew and how high it went? >> part of why the settlement was so large is because there was an electronic trail of all the internal warnings that went on. at one point one compliance officer claimed, what is this the school of low expectations banking? we know how this movie ends and it ends badly. and those warnings kept going up. they kept getting ignored. that's what the electronic records show. since this whole thing has come to light a lot of the senior leadership has changed out. there are new people in place. they've hired some pretty sen
saturday's "new york times." don from new mexico on the line for independence. you are on a "the washington journal." what do you think about the fiscal cliff and talks being a still make -- stalemate? caller: we need to quit hyperventilating. costco is declaring a $7 dividend on their income this year. what does that mean? it means at the end of this process, the federal government will be bringing in more money to its coffers. the richest one half of 1% of americans will receive 50% of their income from capital gains and dividends. whatever the situation is, at this particular time, the major corporations and the wealthy in this country are taking income and capital gains and dividends. whatever happens, we are going to be bringing more money into the treasury. costco is an example of that. host: a couple of more items. from a facebook this morning at facebook.com/cspan. back to the phones. regina is calling us on the line for democrats. she is calling us from michigan this morning. caller: my comment is, i think we should go over the fiscal cliff and let everybody pay a little bit more i
senator from this committee, the senator from new mexico and the senator from virginia. our first secretary of the treasury, alexander hamilton, observe energy is a leading character in good government. the president must lead in a divided government and must not advocate his or her responsibility. president obama has the responsibility to propose a real bipartisan plan to avert the fiscal cliff that can pass both the house and the senate. withdrawing from the recommendations of the simpson- bowles commission, the president could propose a plan that would not only avert the so-called fiscal cliff, but also help us avert the fiscal abyss. if president obama were to offer such a plan, republicans would act favorably. going over the cliff is unnecessary. as it has been observed in "the wall street journal," the president is boxing in the republicans. he is offering them a deal they cannot accept. first, the president has repeatedly called for a balanced solution involving both revenue and less spending. what is obvious to the most casual observer is that this plan is not a balanced.
: in farmington, new mexico, a republican. smitty. this is if anybody wants to know how much money we waste, we recently had a guy in the northwest that won the lottery and took home $800,000 cash and went to his local food stamp office, told them he had won the money and they said he still qualified for food stamps. these people are nuts. the federal government probably has a very minimum -- and i've worked for government and i've worked in the utility industry, which is almost the same as the government, at least 40% overpaid. too many people working. at least 40% more people than they need to do the job. when these people say they're cutting the budget, they're not cutting a pink. they are cutting the growth in government. if congress does not vote themselves raising any more. they get automatic raises. unless somebody has the go nads to say we need a raise this year. they have not done that since they put that into effect. they don't vote on raises and more. host: your response? guest: i don't agree with all of youro fax ofncts. one can find instances of fraud and waste in the government as
. they can use it to help in their recovery efforts in the most flexible way possible host: new mexico has two air force bases, two national research allowance, and many folks are dependent on federal money for work and assistance programs. for her. -- it will hurt. , democratic caller. caller: explain the logic behind what taxing one of our biggest corporations, which is the religious work -- religious churches and all of that that make $10 trillion a year. and also, how come medicare pays for -- i think it is $1 billion now -- a formula enhancement drugs. that is a pleasure, not a need. -- for male enhancement drugs. that is a pleasure, not a need. host: independent caller, go ahead. caller: i would like to bring up the point that you have brought of the federal portion of the moneys and the money does not go -- come out of nowhere. that is the tax dollars, or has been borrowed, were printed. that money is not without cost. i would like to have your opinion on that. thet: you're referring to state's share that has to match the federal dollars, and yes, it has to come from somewhere. we h
washington post" -- again, this is a front-page story in "to washington post." next up is john in new mexico. john, tell us your story. caller: good morning. i was raised in texas, and my grandfather had a farm. a rite of passage is when a boy turns six or seven, you teach them how to shoot with a .22. we never had more than anything with three bullets in it. we would go out in the woods with two bullets sometimes and we could shoot two deer. that is all we brought. the man had two bullets in a double barrel shotgun. i just do not understand. right now i have a remington bicentennial 742 semi-automatic hunting rifle. it is probably the most beautiful rifle remington ever made. it shoots four. you can put three and the magazine. i have never needed more than one bullet. host: all that said, john, what changes would you support to the current gun laws? caller: we need to do away with all of these big clips. you take any gun and put a big magazine in it, you make it a war gun. who buy these guns and there are so many people buying guns that do not have any business owning a gun. who's to say wh
this if they can find an 18-year-old to go with them. host: we have a call from debbie from new mexico. caller: i'm on the air? host: go ahead. caller: your comments about the medications making them so sullen. i work in a psychiatric facility for juveniles and you're right they stop being suicide al. but instead they become extremely aggressive. aggressive to the point where the courts petition to get them out of the jail because they can't handle them because they're so aggressive. host: let me clarify. is that after they take anti-depressants? caller: yes they do. i work in a sike facility in albuquerque. and we have killers there. and they stop the depression stops but they become -- because of these anti-depress nths that they take. we have one machine in the whole united states that actually measures seratonin. other than that they're being prescribed like m and ms. they all have a fixation with guns. we do have killers in the facility. and this idea that this is the meds are going to make them sullen, no, your information is correct i'm on the front lines working with these kids and no as
" everybody. check out gretta on the record tomorrow night with new mexico governor susanna martinez, a rising star in the party. who knows where her role will be as we move forward. certainly, someone that will be mentioned at the very least as a vice-president next time around. >> alisyn: it's interesting, because gretta gets sort of a back, back stage view of governor martinez and not just a sit-down. >> dave: and certainly will reveal her plan for immigration in the party moving forward. >> alisyn: tune into that. meanwhile, we have the headlines because egypt's supreme court is suspending all work. after thousands of egyptians took to the streets to support their president. >> hey. >> alisyn: this is the scene in cairo yesterday as egyptians rallied behind president morsi and now says he will not keep working until the pressure on them ends. and there will ab vote on a new constitution in two weeks, if approved, it would take the place of the one passed in november and opponents say the constitution is flawed and undermines basic freedom. there's new details about that horrible miami bus
, arkansas and louisiana and new mexico, that's one, 3rbgs two, three, four, five states, received 68 disaster declarations and almost $40 billion in disaster assistance. for five states, $40 billion. we have more than five states, many more here, asking for $150 million. as the senator from maryland has pointed out. the distinction is so clear. i just say point blank, this legislation is not going to pass without the inclusion of this fishery money, point blank and period. i thank the senator from rhode island would agree with me. mr. whitehouse: i'd be delegated to -- delighted to agree with the senator from massachusetts. our fisheries disaster as the senator from maryland declared, this is a declared, this is not a maybe, it's a declaration of the united states government. it's the multispecies ground fish disaster that affected the state of massachusetts and great leadership from senator kerry on all of this and affected the state of new hampshire and great leadership from senator shaheen on all of this. governors of rhode island, of massachusetts, of maine, of new hampshire, of
of this year at the conclusion of the 112th congress -- daniel akaka of hawaii, jeff bingaman of new mexico, scott brown of massachusetts, kent conrad of north dakota, jim demint of south carolina, kay bailey hutchison of texas, herb kohl of wisconsin, jon kyl of arizona, joseph lieberman of connecticut, richard lugar of indiana, ben nelson of nebraska, olympia snowe of maine, and jim webb of virginia. they have all worked ceaselessly to give their constituents the best representation and give the country the benefit of their views, their wisdom and their experiences. they're men and women who are committed to the nation and they have every day in different ways contributed to this senate and to our great country. and i want to thank them personally for their service and in so many cases their personal kindness to me. to listen to my points and to -- together hopefully serve this senate and this nation in a more positive and progressive way. in particular let me say a few words about some of the members who i had the privilege to work with very closely. senator daniel akaka, had who like hi
also want to recognize the retiring senator from this committee, the senator from new mexico and the senator from virginia. our first secretary of the treasury, alexander hamilton, observe energy is a leading character in good government. the president must lead in a divided government and must not advocate his or her responsibility. president obama has the responsibility to propose a real bipartisan plan to avert the fiscal cliff that can pass both the house and the senate. withdrawing from the recommendations of the simpson- bowles commission, the president could propose a plan that would not only avert the so-called fiscal cliff, but also help us avert the fiscal abyss. if president obama were to offer such a plan, republicans would act favorably. going over the cliff is unnecessary. as it has been observed in "the wall street journal," the president is boxing in the republicans. he is offering them a deal they cannot accept. first, the president has repeatedly called for a balanced solution involving both revenue and less spending. what is obvious to the most casual obser
to be the best that they can be. host: republican caller. caller: this is smitty from farmington, new mexico. what a wonderful time to get in. ms. sawhill, you are so outdated it's incredible. if anybody wants to know how much money we waste, we just recently had a guy up in the northwest that won a lottery, took home $800,000 cash, and went down to his local -- his local food stamp office, told them that he won the money and they said he still qualified for food stamps. these people are nuts. the federal government probably has a minimum, a very minimum, and i worked for government and i worked in the utility industry which is almost the same as working for government, at least 40% overpaid, at least too many people working. at least 40% working than they need to do the job. when they say they're cutting the government, they're not cutting a darn thing. congress doesn't vote for raises any more. they get automatic raises unless people have the gonads and say they don't need a raise this year. i don't think they've done it since they put that into effect. they don't vote on raises any more.
and his colleagues came back from the vietnam war. megyn: new questions on the fate of an american marine locked up in mexico. what more if anything can the state department do to get him out for the holidays? yesterday we brought this man's story and his wish to meet the parent of the children that he hel -- thathe sheltered after tg at sandy hook. >> they will be in my heart forever and ever. i pray that their parents will call me when they can. i know they will. megyn: fox news alert. new details in the search for what could have led to school shooter adam lanza snapping and murdering 27 people. welcome, everyone, i'm megyn kelly. we are learning the medical examiner called in a genetic expert to t to track down any reasoning or understanding in the schoolhouse shooting. source tell foxnews.com that nancy lanza planned to have him committed for mental treatment and that made adam furious. we are learning he may have been jealous of the elementary school students. rick leaven sthal joins us live from newtown. >> reporter: the medical examiner is waiting for toxicology reports on adam la
to show launch preparations. >>> mexico has a new president, enrique pena nieto assumed that office in a small ceremony after midnight and will be sworn in later today. >>> in southern new jersey, a large area surrounding the scene of a derailed freight train has been evacuated. four tankers tumbled and released dangerous chemicals that made dozens of people sick. residents might have to stay away for several days. >>> and people are flocking to north carolina, the city known as christmas town usa where the holiday lights went on last night and will draw thousands of visitors through the season. those are your fast five headlines. >>> let's go back to washington now, and the imposing calendar one month from day the united states will be launched over the fiscal cliff if congress and the white house can't agree on a resolution. president obama and house speaker boehner took the fight to the podiums. >> it's not acceptable to me and i don't think it's acceptable to you for just a handful of republicans in congress to hold middle-class tax cuts hostage simply because they don't want ta
to show you a picture of the new president of mexico. you would think he'd value relations with the u.s. and understand what the marines mean to us. what do you say to him as we look at enrique? >> and this case. this is wrong and do the right thing. he should be released immediately. this was an administrative mistake. he is not a gun runner and you know it. please release him. >> brian: you know, you never are a form marine. we hear that all the time. a marine is in trouble, marines across this country. they should be contacting their congressmen and women, contacting their senator. letting the white house know this cannot stand and we need an answer before christmas and get your son home. marine always, and they are a tight unit, they should rally to your side now. i hope you feel that and felt this along the way. but electric here on in, they have to rally to your side. >> thank you so much, brian. >> brian: well, we're going to stay on this and olivia, let us know what happens because nothing can stop a marine who is motivated and this i hope is a call to action. >> right. thank
. the legislature includes 38 new people. >> in mexico the president is being sworn in today returning the pri party to power after 12 years. he has promised a transparent government that will put in reforms but some in mexico fear a return to the corruption that existed when they controlled mexico for seven decades. the vice president is expected to be present at the inauguration. >>> the government of bangladesh plans to offer compensation to the families of the 125 people who died last week in a fire. officials say the factory lacked emergency exits trapping workers inside. >> a salon that was the scene of a deadly shooting is scheduled to reopen today. three employees were shot and killed at the salon in brookfield wisconsin before the gunman took his own life. one of the victims was the shooter's estranged i.e. we are very excited, and very much looking forward to starting the healing process and in doing so we need to reopen the doors and get back together with our clients. >> it's the first time the owner and employees have returned to the spa since the tragedy. >> a staged plane cra
% drop since the last quarter of business. >>> mexico's new president has just been sworn into office. that is president enrique pena nieto. we're keeping an close eye on this. there was a delay in the swearing in ceremony. there have been a lot of protesters. but the police were able to disperse that crowd. that has just happened. the president is walking around there. sort of a sash there around him. again mexican president pena nieto has taken office. >>> let's get though now to today's list of number ones. the rush hour new york city is probably worse these days but it's kind of good news. the new york area is the leader in new jobs. about 128,000 more people were working in the big apple compared to a year earlier. at the same time houston gained about 96,000 jobs. los angeles about 78,000. given its record energy production, north carolina has been named as the best-run stat. wyoming slips to second in this year's 24 sln 7 wall street.com rankings. nebraska is third. california wins the dubious distinction of the worst-run state just ahead of rhode island and illinois. >>> well,
from the fumes. >>> mexico sharing in its new president amid protests, taking the oath of office, bringing the institutional revolutionary ruling party back to power after a 12-year hiatus. >> gregg: leading al-qaeda terror suspect in yemen now in police custody. government spokesman saying the suspect is one of the country's most wanted fugitives and one of the most deadly leaders in the terror network responsible for a number of terrorist attacks. washington considers the branch the most dangerous offshoot. >> heather: in florida, two brothers, ages 20 and 30, are under arrest charged with plotting to provide support to terrorists and to use weapons of mass destruction within the united states. the two men are of pakinstani descent, but they are naturalized u.s. citizens. federal prosecutors say that the brothers provided cash and support for conspiracy to obtain some sort of explosives. no specific targets were revealed and details of the suspected plot have not been released. >> gregg: getting new details in the reported murder-suicide involving the professional football play
news room. the mexican president is be sworn in in mexico city and vice-president joe biden is attending the ceremony and bringing the mexican old ruling party into power after a 12-year hiatus. ♪ our big top and carousel found a temporary home at the vatican. pope benedict wanted to invite the circus to the vatican and performers more than a dozen countries and tricks and juggling acts for the pontiff. and benedict, known to be a cat lover showering attention on the lion cubs brought to him by the trainers. and one is keeping a close eye on the decorations and releasing adorable video scoping out this year's decor. and bo is taken with a larger than life version of himself and the first lady's theme for the decorations is joy to all and separates the spirit of given. cute guy there. bo is. rhode island governor lincoln casey is refusing to refer to christmas when referring to the state tree, instead a holiday tree and can go all of you for your thoughts. nate says if we call it a holiday tree, which is it? and don adds, what he calls the tree is his business as an elected
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. megyn: we are getting some significant new information on a u.s. marine jailed in mexico as we get some specific details on why mexico is digging in its heels against releasing this vet. up next, we'll talk to a u.s. congressman and marine who says he is ready to go south of the border himself to free that veteran from this nightmare situation. how's he going to do that? we'll ask him next. >>> and this is new fallout from the president's news conference yesterday after he appeared to suggest that the reason it's so hard to get things done in washington in particular a deal on this fiscal cliff is because the republicans just don't like him. that debate just ahead. >>> and a lawsuit over a movie seen by virtually every american every christmas as the yellow-eyedville ape of "a christmas story" heads to court. farcus in kelly's court. stay tuned. ♪ megyn: welt, we are getting new details today on the challenge to free a marine held in a dangerous mexican prison. john hammer's family had hoped to see him for christmas, but we are just learning the specific concerns raised in a recent le
whether to sue the marijuana states. the government is waiting to see how the new recreational laws actually work and what effect they'll have on the flow of illegal drugs from mexico. >> we have treaty obligations out with nations outside the united states, a whole variety of things that have to go into the determination that we're in the process of making. >> reporter: adding to the uncertainty for entrepreneurs like brendan kennedy in a risky business. pete williams, nbc news, washington. >>> up next, when parents can't let go. the extreme measures taken by one young woman to help keep her folks away. okay, here's the plan. you have a plan? first we're gonna check our bags for free, thanks to our explorer card. then, the united club. my mother was so wrong about you. next, we get priority boarding on our flight i booked with miles. all because of the card. and me. okay, what's the plan? plan? mm-hmm. we're on vacation. there is no plan. really? [ male announcer ] the united mileageplus explorer card. the mileage card with special perks on united. get it and you're in. get coricid
now, the mother of a former marine scaled in mexico confirming to fox news that her son will be released today. 27-year-old john hammer seen here in this photograph, a veteran of the wars in iraq and afghanistan, has been jailed since august in one of mexico's most notorious prisons. for carrying an antique shotgun like this one on a hunting trip south of the border. steve harrigan is live in florida where the parents of hammer live with the latest. >> reporter: jenna, multiple sources now telling fox news that the 27-year-old former marine will be released today. we've heard that from his mother, his father, his mexican attorney and from the offices of his congresswoman as well as his senator. a mexican court ruled that hammer's constitutional rights were trampled on, that he had no criminal intent to bring that 60-year-old rifle across the border. now, all this started back in august when ham exercise a friend, another -- hammer and a friend, another former marine after being treated for post traumatic stress syndrome went across the border on an extended surfing vacat
. >> she's fine. >> reporter: nbc news sat down with emily's father in california, while her mother was on the phone from mexico. emily's parents say their daughter is now being treated by doctors in mexico. they won't say where. but police call their actions reckless. >> there is a criminal element to this from the standpoint that we don't know the motive or reason why mom removed emily from the hospital. >> reporter: investigators say what happened at phoenix children's hospital may be a case of child endangerment. they worry the catheter still in emily's heart could become infected. >> we've been told that by doctors is that the minute that this little girl gets an infection, certainly just a matter of days could result in her death. >> reporter: emily's father says he had nothing to do with his daughter's disappearance. over the weekend, he was questioned by border patrol officers as he reentered the united states from mexico. >> she's in very good hands now. >> reporter: the family who hasn't been charged with a crime say they removed emily from the phoenix hospital after she c
] come try our new menu and sea food differently and introducing 7 lunch choices for just $7.99. salad, sandwiches, and more. >> greta: could mexico be the next benghazi? congressman michael mccaul is warning us because u.s. agents are helping mexican police go after the most violent drug cartels and yet our agents are not allowed to carry weapons in mexico. congressman joins us. why not? >> well, you know, officially they can't under a treaty that was signed by the united states and mexico. unofficially they do what they have to do to protect themselves, but there's no clarity in the policy, and i think it needs to be clear so our agents can protect themselves. we had three cons lar officers killed in jawrs. we had ice agents, one killed and one wounded in an ambush in a u.s. embassy vehicle. this year cia agents were ambushed by 14 mexican federal police officers. 150 rounds fired at them, and the two agents were wounded in the process. now they'v they've been indicted charged with murder. they used plain clothes and private cars even though they were on duty that day. >> greta: we t
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